The Daily Sandwich

"We have to learn the lesson that intellectual honesty is fundamental for everything we cherish." -Sir Karl Popper

Location: Boston, Massachusetts, United States


Tuesday, September 27, 2005

"Well, I work too hard."

Talk about a cushy job. It's sort of the diametric opposite of the Soviet practice of eradicating any record that a purged party member ever existed. In this administration, they get to write their own evaluations.

CBS News' Bob Schieffer just announced that the Federal Emergency Management Agency has rehired ex-FEMA chief Michael Brown-- as a consultant to evaluate the agency's response to the disaster!

From CBS's Katrina blog: "Sept. 26, 2005 /6:44 p.m. (CBS) — CBS News correspondent Gloria Borger reports that Michael Brown, who recently resigned as the head of the FEMA, has been rehired by the agency as a consultant to evaluate it's [sic] response following Hurricane Katrina."

Come to think of it, that was pretty standard Soviet practice, too. "After creating a polio vaccine, I became an astronaut."